Central Avenue treatment facility addresses concerns

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SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: Camino Nuevo is responding to concerns surrounding its facility, with one woman sharing her story in the hope that some of the stigma surrounding the clinic will go away. She hopes others seeking treatment can get the help they need as well. Source

Toys for Tots to distribute thousands of gifts Saturday

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Thousands of Toys will be distributed to local charities through the Capital Region Saturday. It’s part of the Toys for Tots convoy. A group of Marine Corps Reservists and volunteers from Dunkin Donuts loaded toys onto tractor trailers Friday.   Toys have been collected since October 1st. “What has happened is that all of the…

Cornell plays 3 quarterbacks in 34-20 win over Colgate

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ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — It was quarterback carrousel for Cornell on Friday night as Jameson Wang, Luke Duby and Richie Kenney each led touchdown drives as Big Red defeated Colgate 34-20. The trio combined for 18-of-22 passing for 238 yards and two touchdowns. The 34 points was a season high for Cornell (1-4). The win…

Broome County 911 system updates to improve safety

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The final tower in the new communications network for the Broome County 911 system is now complete. The network is scheduled to go online next year. It will replace the current equipment, which has elements that date back to the 70's. Under the current system police, EMS, fire and DPW departments in the county are…

Teaching new drivers to be safe during New York’s winter

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Upstate New York can be gorgeous in winter, but the change in season can be difficult for drivers making crashes more of an issue. Source

Short on staff, five Syracuse schools go remote

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Syracuse City School District Superintendent Jaime Alicea got a flurry of phone calls from teachers on Sunday night. “I was concerned about the numbers,” Alicea said. “When we looked at the number for the people that were going to be out yesterday, it was more than 250 people. We only had 50 subs available. That…

Watervliet resource officer looks to build relationships

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At the Watervliet City School District, Officer Tito Negron is learning the lay of the land and spending lots of time meeting new faces. “I have been on the force for 15 years, and my whole career, I have been on the road, so this is all new to me,” Negron said last week during…

Onondaga County to distribute COVID-19 test kits Friday

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Onondaga County will hold a COVID-19 test distribution Friday at the Orange Lot of the New York State Fairgrounds. County Executive Ryan McMahon's office says there will be 8,000 tests given out, with a limit of two kits per car. The drive-thru event will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., or until supplies…

CENTRO to reduce bus fare, eliminate free transfers in 2022

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If you regularly ride CENTRO buses, you can expect some changes in the new year. Currently, a one-way fare with CENTRO bus service is $2 and it comes with a free transfer. The bus service will reduce the one-way fair to $1 and eliminate free transfers. Officials said that will benefit the vast majority of…

Mayoral candidates respond to unrest, shots fired near N

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This story has been corrected to indicate the shooting happened on North Salina Street. Gunshots were fired into a crowd of roughly 200 people in Syracuse on Saturday night, according to Syracuse Police.  It happened around 1400 North Salina Street outside of Lookers Showclub. Officers spotted a man, now identified as 24-year-old Devonaire King, firing…